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Rest in peace

By helenlinda
On Tuesday morning we set off to see my Dad in Kettering General Hospital. There were a string of phonecalls during the journey. The last one when we were 20 minutes away, saying that Dad had stopped breathing during the insertion of the temporary pacemaker. They had inserted a tube to get him to breath, but needed at that point to intubate him or take the tube out. We agreed to take it out. Joy said he would probably die at that point. Amazingly he lasted until we arrived, parked and got to his bedside.
It was all so fast!!
Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes.
As we sat down with the undertaker, there was a phonecall to say that my brother's father in law was unwell. He was just about to go into hospital having had a possible stroke or heart attack. He is in a very poor way too. It is uncertain if he will pull through. So we are very much in prayer for them as this is a double blow.
AND today Joy should have her baby!!!
(the ducks are getting very excited)

So...........this is Barnwell where Dad's body lies in rest. We went for a quiet walk around the village and lanes for a short while yesterday before we set off home to Birmingham. It was so peaceful, with birds singing away beautifully.
Its not much of a composition I know, but it seemed appropriate.
Thanks for looking

Tags: Flowers and plants Roadside Barnwell Wildlife and nature March 08 Chapel of rest

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AlanBW 12 20 England
28 Mar 2008 7:18AM
So sorry to hear that your dad has passed away - and about the other serious illness in the family. You and yours are uppermost in our thoughts - Alan & Tricia

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Mar 2008 7:26AM
My thoughts are with you, Helen, at this very sad time. Carol
SKavanagh 10 312 5 England
28 Mar 2008 7:32AM
Lovely shot of such a sad place. My thoughts are with you Helen
Strobe 10 1.3k United States
28 Mar 2008 7:35AM
My thoughts are with you Helen
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
28 Mar 2008 7:39AM
My heart and thoughts are with You dear friend....

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 7:43AM
Thanks everyone.
28 Mar 2008 8:13AM
Thoughts are with you Helen, so sorry,
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
28 Mar 2008 8:17AM
Helen,STUFF the composition.The important thing with this image is the emotional content for you and your family.It does look a peaceful place to rest.Take care of yourself.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 8:35AM
My deepest sympathy, Helen. Concentrate on Joy and the present and future now - and enjoy the baby when he or she arrives!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 8:54AM
Very sorry to hear your news, Helen.
Thinking of you.
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 8:58AM
My deepest sympathy Helen. This image is a lovely tribute to your Dad, and looks a very peaceful place.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
28 Mar 2008 9:21AM
I agree with Mick and Moira

Nettles 10 England
28 Mar 2008 9:27AM
So very sorry to hear of your sad loss and other troubles, our thoughts are with you.
Annette & Graham
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
28 Mar 2008 9:31AM
I am so sorry for your loss. I like many other know the heart break you are going through. As I read your message I cried with you as I think about my own Dad.. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..
Soon you will have a new little baby in your life to cherish..try to focus on Joy and the baby as much as you can and find comfort in the Lord..
Your image is a beautiful Tribute and looks so peaceful.
28 Mar 2008 9:55AM
A lovely peacful shot. So Sorry to hear of your loss my thoughs are with you, like Dawn I think about my Dad who died six years ago, he is never far from my thoughts and inspired me to take photos, as he was a keen photographer. Your Dad is at peace and will always be whatching over you.
crookymonsta Plus
10 837 10 England
28 Mar 2008 11:50AM
The shot is perfect with the text, showing nature's cycle. My thoughts are wth you Helen. Sandra
28 Mar 2008 12:12PM
These are hard and difficult times for you and your family. My thoughts are with you.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
28 Mar 2008 12:15PM
Helen, please receive my deepest sympathy and condolence. The good Lord gave life, He is the only One who can take it away in due time. May the father in law of your brod be touch and heal by our God the Healer. Let His will be done.
proz 13 205 United States
28 Mar 2008 12:40PM
so very sorry for your loss.
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 12:42PM
So sorry for your loss helen my thoughts are with you and your family at this terrible time,
please take care helen and hope the father in law pulls through,hope everything go's well with jo,ill be thinking of you,
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 1:17PM
It looks like a lovely place with flowers and beautiful trees, so I am sure he will find peace there, and elsewhere.....
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 2:03PM
It is a beautiful place Helen and a perfect capture. I am really thinking of you and wishing you well.Fingers crossed for Jo and look forward to hearing about the new baby....and a photo?
Di x
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
28 Mar 2008 3:34PM
very peaceful place indeed
all my thoughts with you...

cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
28 Mar 2008 3:53PM
superb capture wonderful colour and detail
luxaeternam 10 21 1
28 Mar 2008 4:05PM
A beautiful place indeed. At times of loss it's great to have both faith and family. I hope your grandchild's arrival eases the pain. Take care Helen.
Smile Lucy
alwolf 10 341 3 England
28 Mar 2008 5:15PM
Sorry to hear of your loss..lost my dad last year so know how it feels
delboy1145 10 29 8 England
28 Mar 2008 5:26PM
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 6:15PM
so sorry to hear your news, a lovely tribute to him,
rangerpaul 11 19 7 England
28 Mar 2008 7:11PM
Your lucky to have spent those last moments together. My Grandad died last May whilst we were on the way to the hospital. Still wonder why I couldn't be there??
Hope things go well for your Brothers father in law.
bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 7:50PM
Beautiful tribute

yelnats 10
28 Mar 2008 8:17PM
lovely image, so fitting, may peace be with you and your family
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
28 Mar 2008 8:59PM
Oh Helen, I am so sorry to hear that your Dad has passed away. My thoughts and with you and your family at this time.
I do hope your brothers father in law is ok.
This looks a wonderful and tranquil place. Lovely image of it.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
28 Mar 2008 9:40PM
Sending love and hugs to you and your family , Helen!-- Stay well and strong! I will be thinking of you-all, Jennnnnn
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
28 Mar 2008 10:41PM
So sorry to hear about your Dad. He has a beautiful resting place. My thoughts will be with you.
dathersmith 11 559 12 England
28 Mar 2008 10:47PM
So sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you. A nice peaceful image Helen.

digiray63 10 4 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 10:50PM
Beautiful scene, sorry for your loss.
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
28 Mar 2008 11:13PM
Thinking of you. What a perfect place to remember him by, lovely scene, hope things sort themselves for you.

GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2008 10:19AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. God bless.
Marilyn x
Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
29 Mar 2008 11:45AM
It looks like a beautiful place for you to leave your father at rest. I pray that your sadness may be relieved to some extent by memories of the good things in his life.
robway 13 318 Wales
29 Mar 2008 12:18PM
Desperately sorry to read your news, our thoughts are with you.
rmr 10 1 Wales
29 Mar 2008 10:19PM
so sorry to hear of your sad news
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2008 8:06AM
I am sorry to be late, but please believe, that my thoughts are with you these sad days.
A beautiful picture to your dad's memory.

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